Mecklenburg Resolves

Research by Abby Powers

  1. This newspaper article is from the Massachusetts Spy, also called the American Oracle of Liberty. The newspaper was run by a rising publisher and editor named Isaiah Thomas during the 18th Century. Thomas’ work was highly political and radical. He was trying to influence the townspeople of Boston and later Worcester, Massachusetts to fight for their independence against the British Empire. Thomas posted the first four of the Mecklenburg Resolves shows to bring awareness to the Massachusetts colony about the idea of independence in other colonies such as North Carolina.

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